FIEP is an association of national gendarmeries or affiliated corps, encompassing the European and Mediterranean Gendarmeries and Police Forces with Military Status. The goal of FIEP (which started with the corps of France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal) is to broaden and strengthen the mutual relationships, to promote an innovative and active reflection on the forms of police co-operation, and to value its model of organisation and structures abroad.  FIEP wants to be recognised by the European authorities as a forum and a structure of separate police co-operation, capable of leading concrete actions.

The FIEP Association facilitates in accordance with current international agreements and national regulations, to exchange information and experiences in the following sectors:

  • Training and recruitment;
  • Service Organization;
  • New Technologies and Logistics;
  • International Affairs.

At present the FIEP consists of the following members:

  • Gendarmerie Nationale, France
  • Arma dei Carabinieri, Italy
  • Guardia Civil, Spain
  • Guarda Nacional Republicana, Portugal
  • Jandarma, Turkey
  • Koninklijke Marechaussee, The Netherlands
  • Gendarmerie Royale, Morocco
  • Jandarmeria, Romania
  • Gendarmerie Forces, Jordan
  • National Guard, Tunisia
  • National Security Forces, Palestine
  • National Guard, Ukraine

Some forces, which do not meet the geographical requirements, are Associated members:

  • Gendarmeria Nacional, Argentina
  • Carabineros de Chile, Chile
  • Lakhwiya Forces, Qatar
  • National Council of the General Commanders of the Military Police and Military Fire Corps, Brazil

 Finally, one newcomer has the temporary status of Observer:

  • National Gendarmerie, Djibouti